Hi all, I'm new to posting on this site, but not new to the site itself. I actually have been watching it and read darn near every post on here. I really was hoping that post above by Darrell was gonna be the vehicle that moved this problem along with great success, but I've given up hope that that whole thread was much more than stringing folks along. If I'm wrong, I apologize Darrell, but there was a lot of hopes that are not much more than another empty street from what I see.
Anyway, I have interest in the subject because I believe I have some Lipomas myself. I don't have em like a lot of folks where there bumps all over their body and protruding from the skin. No, never had that many or that severity of it. I have a couple on either side of my L5 area of the spine. I have had some low back pain for sometime now. Some mild ddd, pars defect, and very slight spinal stenosis in the area. That's unrelated to this site but it plays into it. You see, I began a few years ago with trigger point therapy, more or less using a ball to work knots out of muscles for my own ailments. I had thought for the last couple of years that my low back knobby's were trigger points that just wouldn't really unwind. So I mashed on em and mashed on em with the ball trying to get low back pain relief.
It did help some, but the trigger points never went away. I was in P/T and the therapist said man you got some wicked trigger points here that aren't breaking down. I thought that's what they were for the longest time. Well, finally one day a couple months ago, I asked my chiropractor, about them and he said, those aren't trigger points, those are Lipomas, a fatty type tumor.
Okay, so I got on the www and was trying to find info on them, and if there was any correlation to the L5 hemangioma that has come up on my MRI's over the years but never any mention of Lipomas. Well my hemangioma is I believe the "Stork bite" type, it's not raised or bubbly on the skin, it's just a pink cow kiss on the smack middle of my spine L5 area. I don't think there is any relationship between it and the Lipomas. I was born with the hemangioma.
I do think these Lipomas are genetics though, hereditary, whatever, just my thought. Never really felt them before but maybe the last couple years. Coincidentally, I'm almost 41.
My diet, well just got my physical stuff back and everything is pretty well normal, you name it, cholesterol, metals, vitamins, blablabla, all pretty well normal. I don't eat a lot of junk food. Salads regularly, moderate chicken, occasional red meat. I excercise, although low back pain has put a serious clamp down on that. I'm 5'8" at 160lbs so over weight is not it either.
Alcohol, I have a few glasses of white wine on my nights off. I see no correlation between what I do or don't do and what other folks here do or don't do and whether we get these things.
So, it's got me thinking, Lipomas, I remember our vet in Florida, she told us one of our dogs had some fatty growths. This lady was big time into eastern medicine, accupuncture, chinese herbs, etc. She used these things on our dog and it did help. In fact when we moved to Texas, my wife called her up because our other dog was getting em, so she was giving this dog chinese herbs too.
So it got me thinking, I don't see any for sure cures out there, and I'm not trying to sell anybody anything but I haven't seen on this website anybody that has done full blown treatments on chinese herbs with results. Yea I saw the posts where some folks took some of the herbs from an article and tried them but didn't see where anybody has a full blown regiment of herbs and tried em. I think they mention skin tags also, I'vehad those